Sri Lankans holding picture of their lost relatives
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Sri Lanka: Still struggling to find reconciliation

16 November 2011 Last updated at 10:30 GMT

Sri Lanka is still a country struggling to put decades of civil war behind it.

The final stages - in 2009 - were of particular concern to human rights groups as reports suggested thousands of civilians had been killed.

The Sri Lankan government rejected calls for an independent international inquiry but it did appoint its own commission, and that panel is due to submit its report in a few days. But will it move the reconciliation process forward?

The BBC's Sri Lanka correspondent Charles Haviland reports.